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Mecana Surf Guide

Mecana in Pacific is a fairly exposed river break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Mecana Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mecana:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mecana occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Mecana (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mecana with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mecana Location Map

Interactive Mecana surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Mecana is Jose Celestino Mutis (Bahia Solano) Airport (BSC) in Colombia, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mecana is El Carano (Quibdo) Airport (UIB), also in Colombia, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Mecana Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:09 Local Time
Monday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 14 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Mecana

Surf stats for Mecana, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Mecana

Wind stats for Mecana, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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